Oriental rugs are heavy carpets often made of silk, wool, and cotton. These are used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. The carpets have been produced across regions sometimes known as the “Rug Belt,” including northern China, Tibet, Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus, India, and Pakistan. Some of the leading lots in the upcoming Oriental Rugs from American Estates auction, to be presented by Material Culture, were produced in these regions. One of the highlights is a late 19th-century Persian Serapi rug, made of pile wool, cotton warp, and weft threads. Another highlight is a Caucasian Sumak rug from the early 20th century. Sumak is a tapestry technique of flat weaving, yielding a smooth front and a ragged back.
Another lot of interest is a prayer rug from Ghiordes, a northwest town in Turkey. Historically, Ghiordes prayer rugs have been held in high esteem in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. To view the complete catalog for this auction and register to bid online, visit Invaluable.
# of Lots:345
Price Range:$50 - $5,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Serapi Rug, Persia, Late 19th C.,|| Estimate: |
|West Persian Kurd Rug, Persia, Late 19th C.|| Estimate: |
|Karadja Rug, Persia, Circa 1900,|| Estimate: |
|Peking Rug, China, Circa 1900, 10'2'' x 12'9''|| Estimate: |
|Antique Silk Embroidered Chinese Shawl|| Estimate: |